Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Northern Delicacy

Oh what to eat! There is always a dilemma when it comes to picking a place to eat. There are times when I am craving for a certain meal and then there are times when I don't know what I want to eat! So the next best thing is I let T decided where to go, and usually his choices never disappoint me. R and F joined us for dinner at Northern Delicacy a restaurant located inside the Aberdeen Mall in Richmond.

I have been to Northern Delicacy plenty of times and I usually come out satisfied with the meal. This time was no different. We were seated promptly because the restaurant wasn't very busy so we didn't have to wait. Our tea was served and our waitress came back a few minutes later to take our order. One of my biggest pet peeve with eating at any restaurant is bad service. I have worked in customer service for a long time and I know what is excellent customer service and what is poor customer service. I have also worked at a restaurant and owned a boutique dessert shop for 3 years so I know how hectic it is for servers to keep everyone happy. Especially at Asian restaurants where there is usually one or two servers taking care of half the restaurant. So I am usually very patient when I go eat at an Asian restaurant and I usually do a count of how many servers are available.

The restaurant was not busy at all, there were probably 4 servers attending to 4 tables including us. Our server was eager to take our orders but she never smiled and gave no indication that she understood us because we first ordered in English and then gave up and started pointing to what we wanted on the menu because she looked very confused.

We started with 2 orders of Xiao Long Bao, Pork Shui Mai, Garlic Pea Shoots, Hot & Sour Soup, Green Onion Pancakes, Shanghai Noodle dish, Honey Garlic Ribs, and Peeled Shrimp covered in Salted Egg Yolks. This list of food we ordered would of been quite long if F didn't stop us. The food all came quite fast, I really enjoyed the garlic pea shoots its always one of my favourite dish to order at Northern Delicacy. The hot & sour soup was delicious and not too spicy but I think my favourite dish had to be the xiao long baos, they were so juicy and the meat was so very flavourful that after the first 2 orders we just had to get another order of it! R was super happy about that.

I don't think there was any dish I didn't like, I just wish they would step-up on their service, have the servers be a little bit more engaging at least a smile would be helpful. I walked away satisfied with the meal but in terms of service it could probably use some spicing up. I am sure I will be back again for the food!

And we cant forget about DESSERT!

This is a deep fried egg puff with red bean inside and a dusting of pink sugar, very cute!
All the pictures were taken with instagram this time.

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1 comment:

  1. hi!!! thanks for the follow! i didn't realize my foollow button for my food blog wasn't there! it's there now :)

    i love your food blog too! i come to vancouver 3+ times a year since my family is in vancouver so i'll def be checking some of the places that you talk about in your blog :)